Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr

Celebrating Parr's tenure as the City of London’s photographer-in-residence.

Parr took up the position in 2013 and has been documenting life in the City ever since – from private ceremonies, processions and banquets to high-profile public occasions. Granted unprecedented access to these events, he has been able to capture moments that would usually go 'unseen'; on display are behind-the-scenes shots of unguarded moments featuring Lord Mayors, dignitaries and even the Queen.

The photographs provide a unique visual account of contemporary London, and at the close of the exhibition 20 pieces will become part of the gallery's permanent collection so that they can be shared in perpetuity.


Venue details

Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre Guildhall Yard London EC2V 5AE 020 7332 3700 www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

Entry details

£2.50 with a National Art Pass (standard entry £5)

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun, 12 – 4pm

Closed 25, 26 Dec, 1 Jan (and occasionally for special City/State events - please check the Guildhall Art Gallery website)

Reviews (1)

Lise, London

  • Lise, London
  • 11 April 2016 - 12:09
  • Great exhibition showing behind the scenes of some of the city ceremonies. A must for anybody interested to know more about some of the unusual aspects of the City of London.